Fire response times made public

New statistics have shown a major problem with County Fire Authority’s response time in Victoria. 

In the first public release of data provided by the CFA to the Victorian Parliament, the Daylesford brigade recorded a relatively low result in response time to incidents. 

Data showed Daylesford CFA met the eight minute standard response time for 25 per cent of hazard class two emergency call-outs in 2015/2016. The brigade did not meet standard response time on six from a total of eight occasions.

Daylesford CFA attended two hazard class two emergency events in 2016/2017 and met standard response time for one, resulting in a 50 per cent compliance rate. 

Meanwhile, legislation for a fire services reform is currently before the upper house of parliament. It is focused on separating professional firefighters from the CFA. 

Under the proposed plan, Fire Rescue Victoria would take over the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and suburban Melbourne and regional centres while the CFA would become a volunteer only organisation.

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